The majority of UK boarding schools require all overseas pupils to have a UK guardian. A guardian should be a responsible adult living in the UK who can be there in an emergency situation on behalf of parents. The importance of assigning a professional guardian for international students at UK boarding schools cannot be overestimated.
Rossall School is committed to ensuring the safety of all their students and therefore insists on students using a guardianship agency that is inspected and accredited by AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) to Gold standard.
To assist parents with choosing an appropriate guardian, Rossall School has entered into a strategic partnership with Bright World Guardianships.
Bright World can offer a choice of two programmes to suit all students' needs and to ensure that safeguarding standards are met.
This is our standard guardianship service and includes allocating a host family for holidays and arranging travel where needed.
Guardianship Fee 2023-2024
£720 per term plus £1,500 refundable expenses fund - please note that we require full payment for the academic year in advance. We do not allow termly payments. Click here to view our fees page for more information.
Guardianship fees for our full programme will increase to £795 per term from September 2024 for the 2024-25 academic year. These fees are also available on our fees page.
Where parents do not require host family accommodation during the holiday times then they can opt for a specially discounted Essential Guardianship Package.
This suits parents of students who intend for their child to travel back home during every holiday or to stay with a family friend in the UK. Where they stay with a family friend, Bright World will liaise with that friend and conduct ID checks and verification of arrangements in accordance with safeguarding requirements.
Essential Guardianship would be charged at £660 per term including VAT plus £200 refundable emergency fund
Emergency accommodation or travel will be invoiced as extra or taken from the £200 emergency lodgement if sufficient. please note that we require full payment for the academic year in advance. We do not allow termly payments.
If at any point you wish to change your mind and start to use our host family service we can upgrade your programme to Full Guardianship but will need the supplementary payment of fees to be settled and any expenses fund lodgement made prior to those arrangements being confirmed.
Bright World was established in 2000 and has been dedicated to offering UK guardianship to international students ever since. Our staff are all expertly trained in Child Protection and Customer Service to create the optimum service for parents and to provide the support and mentoring that young children studying in the UK require.
Bright World has been accredited by AEGIS, the Association for the Education & Guardianship of International Students, since 2006. Bright World is a gold standard member, offering guardianship at the highest standard possible in the UK.
In 2021, 2022 and 2023, we were named winners in the Guardianship Organisation category at the prestigious Study Travel Secondary awards. This award is won through the independent vote of schools across the UK, agents and suppliers who nominate their preferred Guardianship service.
The online portal was designed to meet the needs of overseas parents and students and includes a unique Host Family Selection tool. Our Student App is available to download and contains all the information a student will need to guide them through their guardianship programme.
Bright World can offer safe and secure host family accommodation during both planned and unexpected events. Find more about our host families below.
Senior Guardianship & Operations Manager
Simon is a long standing member of the Bright World team. Simon will be overseeing our strategic partnership with Rossall School and will manage our student activities there.
Local Coordinator and Bright World Buddy
Once you have enrolled, you will receive a profile of Our Local Coordinator and Bright World Buddy. They will visit your child and attend parents' evenings on your behalf and stay in touch throughout your guardianship programme.